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PROF Graeme Shanks


  • Information Systems Management (Data Quality, Business Analytics)



  • Graeme Shanks is a Professorial Fellow in the School of Computing and Information Systems in the Melbourne School of Engineering at The University of Melbourne He is now retired and is not taking on any more PhD supervision. 

    Prof Shanks completed his PhD in information systems at Monash University in 1997. He was previously Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. Prior to becoming an academic, he spent several years working as a programmer/analyst and project leader in several large Australian organisations. He has published the outcomes of his research in more than 200 refereed papers in journals including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Information Technology, Information Systems Journal, Information & Management, Journal of the AIS, Electronic Commerce Research, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Information Systems, Behaviour and Information Technology, Communications of the AIS, Communications of the ACM, and Requirements Engineering. Graeme was a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts (2004-2005). He is a senior editor of the Journal of Information Technology and a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Database Management and the Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems. 

    Research interests
    - management and impact of information systems
    - business analytics
    - enterprise architecture
    - data quality and conceptual modeling   


Member of

  • IFIP WG8.3 Decision Support Systems. Focussing on Decision Support Systems 2009 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2009-2011: P. Seddon, Graeme Shanks, Rens Scheepers and Peter Reynolds, 'Competing on business analytics', ARC Discovery Project, Australian Research Council, $420K

    2006-2008: ARC Discovery Grant Scheme (with Dr L Churilov and Dr R Price), 'The Impact of Information about Data Quality on Decision Making', $249K

    2006-2008: ARC Discovery Grant Scheme (with Dr M Rahim and Prof R Johnston), 'Organisational Motivation as a Predictor of Benefits from the Adoption of Information Technology', $246K 

    2005-2007: ARC Linkage Project Grant Scheme (with Prof M Rosemann, Prof P Green, Ms W Sedera, Asst Prof M zur Muehlen, Dr W Sadiq and SAP), 'Modelling in the Large', $230K (ARC) and $230K (SAP) 

    2003-2005: ARC Linkage Project Grant Scheme (Dr Steve Howard and Dr Jennie Carroll and Novell), 'Humanising the Convergence of Information and Communication Technology', $138,645 (ARC) and $150K (Novell)

    2003-2004: ARC Discovery Grant Scheme, 'A Information Health Monitor: an Instrument to Assess the Product and Service Quality of Information', $100K

    2001-2003: ARC Large Grant Scheme (with Prof Ron Weber), 'A Theoretical and Empirical Evaluation of Conceptual Modelling Practices in Information Systems Development', $184K   


Education and training

  • MAppSci, Chisholm Institute of TAFE
  • DipEd, Monash University
  • BSc, Monash University
  • PhD, Monash University



Available for supervision

  • N

Supervision Statement

  • I am retired and not taking on more supervision.